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REvan223 Saturday, May 20th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

3 years
Products Used:
Tippman 98 Custom
Spyder TL
Spyder Classic
Brass Eagle Blade
Marker Setup: Bdu Camo Pants
U.S. Army G.I. Field Jacket
Spyder 4+1 Pod Pack
OD Green Shoulder Straps
Tactical Boots
Proto EL Mask
20 oz Co2
32 Degrees Coiled remote
Ariakon Sim-4
200 round hopper
4x 140 round pods
Electronic Hopper
Anything else is just preference

Strengths: Looks are very impressive and intimidating
Shoots far
Shoots accurately
Shoots GREAT from the shoulder
Weaknesses: Breaking it in
Review: Okay, I saw the original design for this gun five years ago (WG-65), when I looked at Armotech. I was 12 years old and I loved the design. I waited so long to get this gun, and I finnally got it. I researched this gun up and down before I got it. I researched so much I knew how to field strip and clean it before I got it. I heard everything that was wrong with the gun, so I'm prepared to handle anything. Today was my first day playing paintball with this gun. I was so excited! Well when I walk onto the field, I started to crono my gun. The first shot was around 159, WAY to low. The second and third shots where 178 and 190. So no problem, i figured that my velocity is too low. So i'll tighten the velocity adjuster screw and there we go. The next shots where at 278, 288, and 290. The guy let me play. Before we started playing i wanted to see how my gun fired. So I shot at some targets. I was able to hit them, but every second shot it would curve....badly. After around 50 shots and playing with the velocity screw I was able to get the best accuracy at the time.

I was playing with my gun chronoed at 220, rounds where going slow, but It was no problem because we were playing in a trailer. The only place I needed range was in the back of the trailer. The first game I got three people from around 30-45 feet. I had grouping of about a foot, and I would curve every 3rd round. Also my gun would sputter and I'd have to recock. The sputtering would happen 33% of the time I'd stop firing.

After a few games i noticed that the accuracy started to get better and better. I had put about 300 rounds into the gun. There was a little deviation from the groupings, but I was still able to throw alot of paint somewhat accurately. However two of the games I did absolutely horrible. I couldn't fire accurate enough. People where wailing at me with Tippman 98 rental guns, and I couldn't shoot far enough, let alone accurately enough to tag anyone out! So I started to play around with the gun. I played a few more GOOD games. I got my Co2 filled again, I loaded up and when back to the firing range. I started wailing away on targets. Still the same problem, however there was no more sputtering. So, I turned my velocity up to about 275 or 280. It was dead on. Mind you by then I had played a few more games and used around 1000-1200 rounds. So the gun was FLAWLESS. Awesome. I'd say that the only problem with this gun is the fact that you need to break it in. When you get this gun, pump 2000 balls into it until the gun gives you what you want. Everything internally in the gun is great. From the bolt to the striker. Everything. It is a double-stack blowback, which is the same as spyder. However the internals on this gun are way more superior than the spyder and function way better. The design seems so simple to me. And with help on the forums you can find out how to fix ANY problem with the gun. The problems with this gun are minor and simple.

At the end of the games, people that I didn't know, who where playing with me came up to me and said "That's a very good gun." Another kid said "I wanna get the same barrel you have." I felt great. Because the moment that I started to use this gun, I almost regretted buying it. But afterward, man It was good!

The gun is heavy, so I recommend a sling. The thing about my setup is that since I have a remote, I can't really put my gun down without going too far, so I sling is a good Idea to help you on and off of the field.

The gun shoots very well from the shoulder and allows you to quickly aquire targets and send them to the dead box. It's great to use this gun, because when you point it shouldered, you feel where it's going to land. And when there's someone far from you and you have time to aim at him, the iron sights will not fail you. They are adjustable too, so you can make the gun fire at almost anything you point at.

One aspect of this gun was ammuntion. This gun uses large bore paint, and cheap paint isn't good to use with this gun. I used Evil paint. Then I used some smaller paint , which was cheap. The first paint I used, Evil, was okay. I was curving alot, and I doubt that it was the ammunition. When my gun was sputtering it was horrible. My first shot broke in the barrel. No problem, I just took of the barrel and cleaned it. But when my gun adjusted, I shot better than anyone else on the field. Then, I switched to the cheap paint. That paint was awesome! The cheap paint cost $45 dollars for 2000, and when I started shooting it, I shot very far. The paint when faster. It was going to fast that someone in my squad said that I didn't have anything in the hopper. I was seeing the trees I was hitting and the splatter. But my squadmate didn't. It was so awesome.
Conclusion: My final recommendation is, If you have to money, If you need a good gun, and if you want a gun that could replace any regular gun you have, get this gun. This gun is good for you if you're a military simulation, recreational, or woods player. I give this gun a 9.5 because of the break in period, which is quite short.....
10 out of 10

Review Comments
marmot Thursday, February 8th, 2007 | 11:13 pm PST
Marker Setup: Bdu Camo Pants
U.S. Army G.I. Field Jacket


marmot Friday, February 9th, 2007 | 3:55 am PST
Anyone who can describe such horrendous problems with a marker, yet still give it a 10, is not just biased, he's obsessed. This is a lousy blow-back marker even by his own admission. Rate it appropriately.

Oh, I'm sorry, you're totally in love with this, right? Hope you're very happy together. :0)

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